U.N. Nuclear Watchdog Condemns Iran for Banning Inspectors

U.N. Nuclear Watchdog Condemns Iran for Banning Inspectors

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Wednesday passed a resolution condemning Iran for banning nuclear inspectors and called on the Iranian government to cooperate more fully with the U.N. nuclear watchdog.

The resolution passed with a vote of 20-2, plus 12 abstentions. The “no” votes came from Iran’s allies Russia and China. The Biden administration tried to squelch the resolution because it hopes to resume nuclear deal negotiations and fears alienating Iran, but in the end the U.S. voted in support of the measure.

“The need for the Board to hold Iran accountable to its legal obligations is long overdue. Iran must urgently, fully and unambiguously co-operate with the Agency,” said a joint statement from the UK, France, and Germany, who proposed

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